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Island Magic Resort

Devils Point Road, Mele Bay Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#17 of 49 hotels in Port Vila
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Luxury resort with self-contained apartment accommodation with ocean views, tropical gardens, restaurant, guest BBQ area, swimming pool, and jetty to access spectacular snorkeling. Ideal for wedding and family groups.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Bicycles available
Game room
Snorkelling
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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Microwave
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German
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Robyn B wrote a review 15 Apr
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What an amazing 5 days we have had at Island Magic Resort where Caroline and Damien went out of their way to make our stay even more special. With the gorgeous reef just metres from our bungalow this was a hidden gem and some of the best coral reef we have ever seen. Island Magic Resort is ideally located within close proximity to the airport and town just 15 minutes. Tanna Coffee is within walking distance and coffee roasted on site with free tours available, along with the Beach Bar which has an unbelievable fire show. This resort is perfect for rest and relaxation with Birdies Bar and Restaurant serving drinks and amazing food by the beautiful friendly staff. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Island Magic Resort. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing 5 days with us and that Caroline and Damien made your stay extra special. We are indeed lucky to be located so close to the gorgeous reef, providing a truly unique experience for our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed the proximity to the airport and town, as well as the convenience of having Tanna Coffee within walking distance. It's fantastic to hear that you took advantage of the free tours and enjoyed the Beach Bar's unforgettable fire show. Our team works hard to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, and we are glad that you found Birdies Bar and Restaurant to be the perfect place for drinks and delicious food served by our friendly staff. We truly appreciate your kind words and are looking forward to welcoming you back to Island Magic Resort in the future. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance with your next booking. Warm regards, Island Magic Resort Management
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Fée Rose wrote a review July 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a bungalow with a view on the ocean. When we arrived we were given a bungalow with a view on another bungalow right in front us. When we talked to the owner he said to take our bagages and find another place ! I told him that it is not a Nice way to welcome people. He said he doesn’t care. The bungalow has nothing to do with the pictures! It is dirty 😱😱😱 And there is no wifi !!!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Penny S wrote a review July 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our evening at Island Magic resort. We didn't stay there but it looks great. The restaurant is fabulous, the food and service was great and the hostess is so welcoming. It doesn't always open to just check it is open before you drive there. There's a pool and it's a great place to swim and snorkel too.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Lauren H wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne, Australia158 contributions78 helpful votes
Comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location. Bungalows are fully self contained with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, clean and comfortable, however could benefit from a dip clean. You have your own reef at the resort but there are no snorkels or masks provided, you need to supply your own. Staff very friendly and the restaurant does great food, just need to check the opening hours. Location - there’s a small shop about 1km down the road and a beach bar about 1.5km along the beach apart from that be prepared to walk or have pre-arranged transport. Locals are friendly and will offer you a lift if you’re heading in their direction.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Need a car or be prepared to arrange transport as you are about 15-20mins out of Port Villa.
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Martin S wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia122 contributions62 helpful votes
This is excellent accommodation for families as the bungalows are very spacious and well equipped. Very suitable for cooking your own meals and eating in the dining area. There is also a spacious lounge room with television. We had two double bedrooms, one with single beds and the other with a king bed. We decided to hire a car in advance as we wanted to explore the island. We had learnt that the roads were in a bad state of repair after COVID and heavy rains. Most people there seem to drive trucks or 4 wheel drive vehicles. It is certainly easier if you are staying here and have a car. However, even in a four wheel drive it is a very slow 1.7km drive to the main road owing its bad state.. Thereafter, it is fine and it does not take long to get to town and supermarkets. Gerry and the staff were very helpful and the food in the restaurant was excellent. We went snorkelling off the jetty and the numerous types of colourful coral were pristine. Lots of colourful fish species too and we also saw a turtle. We were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Monique S wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia42 contributions39 helpful votes
The bungalows are very spacious and include a living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, laundry and two bedrooms with ensuites each. It felt like a little home away from home, especially on one very heavy rainy day where we just stayed inside. The snorkelling is spectacular, which you can access from the jetty easily. The ladder gets you in deep water immediately so no need to swim too far out. We went almost every morning and saw lots of beautiful fish, coral and I was lucky enough to see a turtle! They have a restaurant Coco De Mer which is closed Sunday and Monday and only lunch and dinner so you have to make your own breakfast- they provided bread and eggs, or go out for it in the town. Unfortunately, Devils Point Rd had so many massive potholes, it was gravelly, rocky, bumpy and 1.7km took 15mins to drive because you had to go very carefully. It’s the worst “road” I’ve seen and wasn’t pleasant to drive on - just limit your trips to going out all day and then coming back.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Aussie Travelling Tan wrote a review Dec 2022
Buderim, Australia323 contributions177 helpful votes
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Mixed feelings about this place. The Bungalows are excellent - spacious, well-designed, high ceilings and louvred to capture the cooling sea breezes. They are also comfortably-furnished and appointed with excellent lighting, a well-equipped kitchen and laundry area with good washing machine, some washing powder, drying rack, iron and board etc. We stayed in a two-bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow which was perfect for our 19 year old to have her own space. The main issue with this place is it’s location about 2kms along a VERY rough, rocky and gravel road - probably the roughest we’ve ever driven on which means it feels quite isolated. There were 2 bikes that could be borrowed but we only used them the first afternoon to ride to the tiny grocery store at the start of the gravel road as we weren’t told the restaurant was closed the first night for a private function. We ended up hiring a little car because nothing was in real walking distance. The view over the bay is lovely and the coral just off the deck fantastic. The pool wasn’t very appealing. We only ate in the restaurant twice (as it was closed a number of times for either private Christmas parties or Sunday and Monday scheduled closures) The food was excellent though - very tasty, fresh and generously proportioned and quite reasonably priced for dinner. Staff lovely, especially Joe. Geraldine the manager was chatty and helpful at times. If you’re after a quiet, tranquil, relaxed, spacious retreat, I would recommend, but only if you have a car, preferably a 4WD.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ensure you’ve got a car as it’s not really walking distance to anywhere
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Lauren S wrote a review Dec 2022
Darwin7 contributions4 helpful votes
Geraldine and her team at the restaurant were so lovely. We had a lovely lunch overlooking the sea and really enjoyed chatting with Geraldine and other patrons. Our children met two other children and we were all snorkeling off the jetty and the kids were jumping and having a great time after lunch on Sunday. My eldest daughter left her hat and newly purchased ear rings (from the handikraft market) at the restaurant and Geraldine went out of her way to get them back to Australia for us. There is such a lovely atmosphere here and we would recommend it to anyone visiting. The coral quality and fish straight out the front of the resort were excellent. It is such a safe and easy snorkel off the jetty or ramp. We had a lovely afternoon here and can't wait to visit again. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Jane Y wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia50 contributions27 helpful votes
Had a wonderful 5 night stay here. If you like to be out of the way of the main town & have transport - the staff here will ensure you have a fantastic time. Excellent snorkelling from the jetty off the front. The food is excellent & the island style bungalow rooms are nice and spacious & well ventilated with ceiling fans.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I’d suggest you’d need a car to stay here - but depends what sort of holiday you want.
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Janet Donaldson wrote a review Oct 2022
Scone, Australia23 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had 10 days in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Bungalow at Island Magic. We had a 6 month old and an 11 year old with us and found the bungalows to be exactly what we needed. Geraldine and her husband were excellent to deal with. They gave us a lift into town to collect our car and help with anything we needed. They even bought our son a ball to play with whilst at the Resort which was a lovely touch. The bungalows need some TLC but after the Covid shut down that was to be expected and I’m sure in time, they will be fixed up. The snorkeling was the best spot we found the whole time and the views are to die for. Coco De Mer was also yummy and handy to have on site. The road out to the resort is not great and I can imagine without a hire car this could be a difficult place to get back and forth from but it was ideal for us. I was worried they didn’t have air conditioning but with the coastal breeze and the heavy duty fans throughout the bungalows it was just right. The kitchen was pretty well equiped but could use a kettle. And I think a nice finishing touch would be one long length mirror somewhere in the bungalow. I have no idea if my shoes matched all holiday ha ha. Having a washing machine was extremely handy and we used it everyday. All in all, it was a lovely stay and we would stay again. Thank you to Geraldine and her husband for looking after us all.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Magic Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island Magic Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mele Cascades (1.9 km), Hideaway Island Marine Reserve (2.0 km), and Underwater Post Office (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Magic Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Island Magic Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Island Magic Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Magic Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach Bar, K2 Cafe, and Café Waves.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Island Magic Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Island Magic Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Island Magic Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Magic Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (11.6 km).